Why Choose a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

What is a CCRC? Exploring the benefits of continuing care retirement communities

Exploring the Benefits of a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRCs)

Exploring the Benefits of a Continuing Care Retirement Community

You may have heard of a Continuing Care Retirement Community, also known as a CCRC or Life Plan Community, which is a unique opportunity for retirement living. Enjoy a warm and welcoming environment like Mennonite Village while having access to a range of care options, all conveniently located in one place.

But what makes CCRCs such a popular choice for seniors?  Read on to find answers to common questions. 

What exactly is a CCRC?

A CCRC is a residential community designed to cater to the varying needs of seniors as they age. Residents typically start in independent living homes or apartments and have the option to move to assisted living or memory care depending on how their needs change over time. This continuum of care ensures that residents can enjoy life in the same place with peace of mind, knowing that they won’t have to uproot themselves as their health needs evolve. This also keeps them in contact with friends within the community as time goes on. 

Senior man with a camera enjoying his photography hobby

What are the benefits of living in a CCRC?

One of the key benefits of a Continuing Care Retirement Community is the sense of security and stability they provide. Seniors can enjoy the comforts of home in a supportive environment, surrounded by friends, peers, and expert staff who genuinely care about their well-being. 

Additionally, having multiple levels of care on-site means that residents can seamlessly transition to higher levels of assistance if and when they need it, without having to leave the community they’ve come to know and love.  

Elderly woman living in a continuing care retirement community

Are CCRCs only for those who require care?

Not at all! CCRCs and Life Plan communities are designed to cater to individuals at various stages of life and health. While some residents may require assistance with daily activities, others choose CCRCs for the peace of mind they offer knowing that care is available at all stages as they age. Independent living options within CCRCs often include a wide range of amenities and activities, fostering an active and engaging lifestyle for residents. 

In conclusion, CCRCs provide a supportive environment where seniors can thrive while having access to the care they may need down the road. With a sense of community, peace of mind, and a variety of a continuum of care options, CCRCs and Life Plan communities offer a unique solution for those seeking a place to call home in their golden years.

Schedule your tour today at Mennonite Village, a continuing care retirement community

Mennonite Village is a non-profit retirement community in Oregon and CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community). For more than 75 years, Mennonite Village has offered a full spectrum of quality retirement living in Oregon, from independent living and assisted living to memory care. Come visit Mennonite Village and tour our options for independent living in Albany, Oregon. As a not-for-profit community, Mennonite Village invests more resources in care and wellness for the residents who call our campus home.

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